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A mobile library.
- ‘I know it sounds like something you might see on a bookmobile poster, but seriously, read more.’
- ‘Vermont was the only state in the nation where no public library maintained a bookmobile.’
- ‘There's a bookmobile that comes around once a week, too, with a couple of hundred Korean novels onboard.’
- ‘Putting a dot-com twist on those bookmobiles of yore, the online bookseller is taking its Web site on the road.’
- ‘Maybe it's an occupational hazard, but the volumes of feedback I receive function much more like the main branch of a library than a bookmobile.’
- ‘It was one of those terribly romantic kisses like were in the novels in the bookmobile that sometimes came round in the summer.’
- ‘‘India is going to build thirty bookmobiles,’ Kahle said.’
- ‘My place of work is the county library, where I drive a bookmobile.’
- ‘I sat near a lamp in my brother's abandoned bedroom, head toward the west, and read the books cadged from the bookmobile.’
- ‘Eventually the county bookmobile began stockpiling books for me, bringing them over dirt roads as rough as creek beds.’
- ‘Like a bookmobile, the van goes from school to school, giving students brief access to a much bigger world.’
- ‘A bookmobile is traveling from San Francisco to Washington, DC to bring attention to a copyright case being argued before the Supreme Court on October 9th.’
- ‘The former garage area will service bookmobiles.’
- ‘Kahle took the idea to India, and that country now has two bookmobiles on the road, with another 28 to come.’
- ‘On Wednesdays we had the bookmobile with Mr. Bill at the wheel.’
- ‘You can follow the progress of the trip, make contributions to the effort, and see some of the other bookmobiles in use.’
1930s: from book, on the pattern of automobile.
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